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passive-dependent personality

[pas-iv-di-pen-duh nt] /ˈpæs ɪv dɪˈpɛn dənt/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a personality disorder characterized by a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance and consequent surrender to and dependence on others to take responsibility for major areas of one's life.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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